Next month marks the 5-year anniversary of NFC (whoa). In those (almost) 5 years, we’ve covered quite a few Nintendo Directs. <cue dramatic music> but never <striking image> ~like this~.
Yeah so we did a video thing.
In lieu of a proper podcast episode, Lindsey and I instead hung out on a couch, watched and discussed the Direct, and then gave some final thoughts immediately after. All on video!
Then, I tried to put it all together.
As a video novice trying this for the first time, there was naturally some good and bad.
It exists. I mean, the goal was to record a video of us watching and discussing the Direct, and that’s what this is.
The biggest, and most noticeable issue is the gradual audio delay. Around the halfway point, our audio begins desyncing (or something) and not aligned with our lip movement. It’s dreadful to look at, but even after some research I still have no idea how to fix it, so I didn’t want to just sit on this video until a solution came to me in a vision or something.
Most of the issues related to the content itself to me stemmed from our relative inexperience with this stuff and the one-take improvisational nature of the production.
Hope you can enjoy the video despite these issues! Check it out below:
While the Splatoon Global Testfire exists primarily as a way for Nintendo to get data and feedback on balance, server strength, etc., I had my own agenda. Outside of simply wanting to see the new stages and how the game ran on Switch, I was also excited to get a feel for the different play modes that the Switch offered.
In the video below, I played one match with the Pro Controller, motion controls on, using the ink roller. In the second match, I played with the Joy-Cons detached, Wii Remote and Nunchuck style, using the new Splat Dualies.
Nintendo’s Switch and Play hands on tour continues making its way through the country as we approach the system’s launch on March 3rd and I was lucky enough (thanks to some help from Jeremy of Qoopa Klub) to attend the Chicago stop on February 18th. Ryan and I recorded an episode all about it (listen here), so check that out for hardware and game impressions. Check out the photos below (click on one to scroll through them one at a time). I’ll probably update this post soon with a little video too. The event was super fun and everything ran really smoothly, so props and thanks to Nintendo for a great time and for the Switch-branded pretzels, goldfish, and cookies! If you live in San Francisco, LA, or can make it to PAX East or SXSW, definitely try to make it out to play some Switch. Either way, it’s not long now until we all have the chance milk virtual cows and play Breath of the Wild in every conceivable venue or location. Can’t wait!
So beautiful in person
Confirmed that Jason moreeffectivelywields the Master Sword.
I’m planning on enjoying looking at this cooke in the packaging 50 years from now.